Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 25th, 2000
They suspect that up to 3% of mothers may suffer from fear, anxiety, recurrent nightmares, intrusive thoughts, and flashbacks weeks after the birth, especially if the pregnancy was unwanted or the woman feared for her own safety.
The symptoms can be severe enough to deter some women from having more children.
"These sort of post-traumatic stress symptoms had been thought to be likely to occur when people had experienced events outside of the range of normal experience," said Dr....
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